Features and Benefits
- Low power: 1.1 mA/amp
- Low wideband noise
- 2.1 nV/√Hz
- 1.4 pA/√Hz
- Low 1/f noise
- 7 nV/√Hz @ 10 Hz
- 13 pA/√Hz @ 10 Hz
- Low distortion: −105 dBc @ 100 kHz, VO = 2 V p-p
- High speed
- 80 MHz, −3 dB bandwidth (G = +1)
- 12 V/μs slew rate
- 175 ns settling time to 0.1%
- Low offset voltage: 0.3 mV maximum
- Rail-to-rail output
- Power down
- Wide supply range: 2.7 V to 12 V
The ADA4841-2 is a unity gain stable, low noise and distortion, rail-to-rail output amplifier that has a quiescent current of 1.5 mA maximum. In spite of its low power consumption, this amplifier offers low wideband voltage noise performance of 2.1 nV/√Hz and 1.4 pA/√Hz current noise, along with excellent spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) of −105 dBc at 100 kHz. To maintain a low noise environment at lower frequencies, the amplifier has low 1/f noise of 7 nV/√Hz and 13 pA/√Hz at 10 Hz.
The ADA4841-2 output can swing to less than 50 mV of either rail. The input common-mode voltage range extends down to the negative supply. The ADA4841-2 can drive up to 10 pF of capacitive load with minimal peaking.
The ADA4841-2 provides the performance required to efficiently support emerging 16-bit to 18-bit ADCs and is ideal for portable instrumentation, high channel count, industrial measurement, and medical applications. The ADA4841-1 is ideally suited to drive the AD7685/AD7686, 16-bit PulSAR ADCs.
The ADA4841-2 package features RoHS compliant lead finishes. The amplifier is rated to work over the industrial temperature range (−40°C to +125°C).
- Low power, low noise signal processing
- Battery-powered instrumentation
- 16-bit PulSAR® ADC drivers
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Evaluation Kits (2)
The Analog Devices, Inc., amplifier mezzanine card (AMC) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) driver evaluates the performance of amplifiers in 8-lead, single and dual SOIC, 6-lead single SOT23, 8-lead dual MSOP, and 16-lead LFCSP packages. This add on board can be inserted on ADC evaluation boards using its 7-pin header. Figure 1 shows the AMC mounted on an Analog Devices, Inc., ADC evaluation board.
The AMC can support any of Analog Devices operational amplifiers and ADC drivers in different packages. The user can configure the ADC driver as a Sallen-Key low-pass, high-pass, or band-pass filter, as a multiple feedback low-pass, high-pass, or band-pass filter, or as an inverting and noninverting operational amplifier. The user can also configure the AMC to drive a single-ended, fully differential, or a single-ended signal to a differential ADC.
Optimized power and ground planes ensure low noise and high speed operation. Component placement and power supply bypassing are optimized for maximum circuit flexibility and performance. The AMC evaluation board accepts 0402 or 0603 surface mount technology (SMT) components, 1206 bypass capacitors, and 2.54 mm headers.
All components are placed on the primary side. No components are placed on the secondary side.
The Universal Dual High Speed Amplifier Evaluation Boards are bare boards that enables users to quickly prototype a variety of amplifier circuits, which minimizes risk and reduces time to market. These boards are all RoHs Compliant. See ordering guide below on what board to order by lead count and package.
Application Notes (6)
Tools & Simulations
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Precision ADC Driver Tool
The Precision ADC Driver Tool is a web application that simulates the performance of precision ADC and driver combinations. Potential issues with driver selection, kickback settling, and distortion are flagged, and design tradeoffs can be quickly evaluated. Simulations and calculations include system noise, distortion, and settling of the ADC input
Use the Analog Filter Wizard to design low-pass, high-pass, or band-pass filters with actual op amps in minutes. As you progress through the design process, you can observe the characteristics of your filter design from ideal specifications to real world circuit behavior. Quickly evaluate the tradeoffs in op amp specifications - including gain-bandwidth, noise, and supply current – to determine the best filter design for your requirements.
Use Photodiode Wizard to design a transimpedance amplifier circuit to interface with a photodiode. Select a photodiode from the library included in the tool, or enter custom photodiode specifications. Quickly observe tradeoffs between Bandwidth, Peaking (Q), and ENOB/SNR. Modify circuit parameters, and immediately see results in plots for pulse response, frequency response, and noise gain.
A utility to convert between standard units of power measurement and signal strength.
This tool estimates die temperature and power dissipation based on the supply voltages, ambient temperature, load characteristics, and package thermal data.
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